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Jan 31, Make a small notch in the tree limb 2–3 feet (– m) from the trunk.
You only need to insert your saw about 1/4 of the way through the tree. This cut helps keep the bark from splitting. This is known as your “notch cut.”.
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Make a second cut on the limb a little further down from your notch cut%(14). Jan 20, With some trees, it is not as crucial to time pruning perfectly, however with Oak trees it could mean life or death. If you have an oak tree, it is extremely important to avoid pruning between March (mid-January for large branches) and bushmulching.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.